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The Cottage Inn, Dunstan - pub details

Address: Dunstan, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3SZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30798) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 7.8/10 (rated by 8 users)
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Jolly Fisherman, Craster (0.6 miles), Grey's Inn, Embleton (2.0 miles)

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Definitely agree with all of Jon Rambo's comments below, so don't really need to add much more. We walked here from Craster on our way back to Dunstan and came in from the woods near the Craster Tower during a heavy bout of rain. What a welcome place this was on such a day - both warm and friendly and not a raised eyebrow at our outdoor gear and muddy boots. Had a couple of pints of Allendale Golden Plover and Hadrian and Border's Secret Kingdom and both were in great form.
littledrummerboy - 7 Oct 2011 09:42
Nice place set back from the main route to Craster. Made a big show about how it's under new management. About 4 real ales, all from local breweries and in good condition. Food was very good: freshly cooked, lots of seafood and imaginative specials. Definitely a cut above normal pub food: restaurant quality and at a decent price.
Friendly mix of locals and tourists.
Modern building, which doesn't look so great from the car park side, but the bar area is quite homely. A large dining room which didn't look such fun.
In short: definitely worth visiting if in the area. Both good beers and good ales.
JonRambo - 15 Sep 2011 12:56
A pleasant refuge from the snow. Can't remember what the ale was they had on (only one) but it was nice enough. Friendly staff, a decent Sunday roast (not enough gravy mind), not the finest pub in the area but far from the worst.

Word of caution: the light in the gents' toilet wasn't working, so I would recommend avoiding the ladies' cubicle furthest from the door. Wouldn't be surprised if there's yellow police tape over the door now - dodgy pint the night before, what can I say.
cid - 30 Nov 2010 18:50
Should do something about the car park at the rear where you need to park, dark evenings no lights and the rutted rough path down from the road needs sorting out or someones car suspension going to break! Quite friendly and good real ale, food looked good and not too pricey and menu quite large. A small local contingent on a Saturday night were making lot of drunken noise but thankfully moved on but there again that can happen in any place these days.
quizman - 3 Oct 2009 18:33
Friendly village pub based on a single storey cottage, before being extended outwards. Set on the edge of several acres of land, it's a roadside pub from the front and approached via a wooded drive from the rear.
Four real ales on our visit: Black Sheep Bitter, Mordue 'Workie Ticket', 'Hedonist' and 'Gold Tankard' from the Wylam brewery. The 'Tankard' was very good. Fresh and cool without being cold.
Staff were warm and welcoming.
Food pricey and slightly disappointing. Generally underseasoned and overly reliant on bought in industrial ingredients.
Pleasant, large beer garden. Decent adventure playground for kids.
aleandhearty - 27 Aug 2007 17:25

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